I am looking forward to attending the blockchain workshop at the Music Tech Fest Berlin next week (May 23rd-27th). One of the organizers of the event (Peter Harris who works on the music streaming service Res()nate) shared a very interesting paper about music and blockchain technology. It is called “Blockchain or the Chaingang? Challenges, opportunities and hype: the music industry and blockchain technologies” and it is written by Jeremy Silver.

The paper neatly summarizes and introduces almost all blockchain-based music initatives like Ujo, Mycelia, Peertracks and Bittunes. It is a really good starting point if you want to know what ideas are out there for innovating the music biz with crypto-tech. The only initiative I thought was missing was Tatiana Moroz’ project Tatianacoin which is based on the cryptocurrency Counterparty.